This guide contains the expertise of numerous individuals who havedirectly assisted the author on manyconcrete repair projects or freelyshared their concrete repairknowledge whenever requested.Their substantial contributions to thepreparation of this guide areacknowledged and appreciated. Someof the material in this guide originatedin the various editions of Reclamation’s
. Theauthor edited, revised, or updated thisinformation for inclusion herein.Individuals who have been especiallyhelpful to the author include James E.Backstrom, former Reclamationengineer, mentor, and friend,deceased; Edward M. Harboe,Reclamation engineer, retired; U.Marlin Cash, Reclamation technician,deceased; Dennis O. Arney,Reclamation technician, retired;G.W. DePuy, Reclamation engineer,formersupervisor and friend, retired; andKurt D. Mitchell, Reclamationtechnician. Dr. Dave Harris,Manager, Materials Engineering andResearch Laboratory, obtained muchof the funding to prepare this guide;Kurt F. Von Fay, Civil Engineer,Materials Engineering and ResearchLaboratories, performed the peerreview; James E. McDonald,Structures Laboratory, WaterwaysExperiment Station, U.S. Army Corpsof Engineers, provided editorialreviews of selected information andmany useful sug-gestions andparticipated with the author in severalcooperative Reclamation—U.S. Corpsof Engineers concrete repair programs.The assistance of these and numerousother engineers and technicians isgratefully acknowledged.